Breakfast Quinoa with Pears and Almond
This breakfast quinoa is a delicious and filled with healthy carbs and protein. Topped with pears and almonds for a yummy, healthy breakfast.
Is Quinoa Healthy?
So I tried Quinoa for the first time! In case you haven’t heard of it quinoa is a very healthy carbohydrate that provides TONS (14 grams in a 3.5 oz uncooked) of protein! It is also high in amino acids, fiber, iron, and calcium.
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Quinoa is a definite powerfood and a great, healthy way to start your day.
It was so fun to create this warm and tasty quinoa for breakfast dish. It’s simple to make, but definitely hearty thanks to the protein and fiber in the quinoa, added healthy fat in almonds and fresh carbs in the pears!
Breakfast Quinoa Bowl
This breakfast quinoa is a delicious and filled with healthy carbs and protein. Top it with with pears and almonds for a yummy, healthy breakfast.
- 1/4 cup quinoa
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1/4-1/2 cup diced pear
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 cup almonds
- Dash of salt
Bring quinoa, water, and milk to a boil with a dash of salt. Stir and simmer for 5 minutes while you chop your pear and assemble the rest of your ingredients. Add spices, pear and almonds. Stir until mixture thickens. Serve warm!
What does quinoa taste like?
Quinoa tastes slightly nutty, but there isn’t a ton of taste in the grain itself! I feel like many grains are like that–most of the taste isn’t in the grain but in the spices and add-ins you include WITH the grain.
Quinoa is often ate with savory flavors, but I love the sweet flavor paired with it in this simple breakfast recipe.
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What is quinoa’s texture like?
Well, I would say it is similar to Cream-of-Wheat or couscous.
Honestly, I’m not crazy about the texture, but it seems worth it to have a yummy and easy protein packed breakfast like this quinoa breakfast bowl.
How do you feel about quinoa? Would you eat it for breakfast?
I like quinoa mixed with brown rice. It adds a little punch of protein to whatever veggies I'm mixing with the rice. It might also be good mixed with oatmeal for a little added protein there.
p.s. Be careful to not drop your chopped pears on the floor, especially if the floor hasn't been mopped in a couple weeks.
Haha! Thanks mom! And I was thinking on the way home about mixing quinoa with my oatmeal in the morning.
Sounds yummy! I love quinoa, just made quinoa pumpkin bars today. This Southwest Quinoa is one of my go to easy recipes http://runnershoe.blogspot.com/2012/06/what-to-do-during-marathon-recovery.html
I really like quinoa. And it is so versatile and good with almost everything. I am going to have to try this recipe.
I most cook quinoa in vegetable stock as a savoury base for stir fries and similar, but I love this sweet version you made here!
Yum! That looks so good! Do you serve it as the main dish or in place of a side of rice?